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ClinicalKey Tour Coming to WSU

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

You’re invited!
ClinicalKey Concierge Tour

Experience a clinical search engine that works the way you do.
ClinicalKey gives you fast access to better evidence, helping drive decision-making and improve patient care.
Coming to Wayne State University, experience it for yourself featuring:

Personalized hands-on demonstrations of ClinicalKey capabilities
Attendance prizes and other giveaways
Complimentary Starbucks gift cards and light snacks

December 3, 2014, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Medical Education Commons | Wayne State University School of Medicine
540 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI. 48201

More Info: Shiffman Medical Library | | 313-577-1094.

ClinicalKey @ WSU 12/3/14

Currently registered Wayne State students are eligible for the Student Advantage program – a free download of Microsoft Office!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Currently registered Wayne State students are eligible for the Student Advantage program – a free download of Microsoft Office!

Available for Macs, PCs, and select mobile devices
Download on up to 5 devices
Fully-featured copy of Microsoft Office – for use as long as student is registered
Keep up to date with the latest version with regular updates
Includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more!

Visit to download your copy!

New Clinical Pharmacology Mobile App Is Available

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A new mobile application for Elsevier Clinical Pharmacology is now available for you who use iPhone/iPad and Android devices. The new Clinical Pharmacology Mobile app can be downloaded via the Apple or Android app stores. See download instructions.

Clinical Pharmacology Mobile contains some of the same trusted content you depend on today:

  • Drug monographs both adult and pediatric
  • Indications, including on and off label
  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Drug Images
  • IV compatibility
  • Drug-drug interactions report

Contact Shiffman Medical Library at (313) 577-1094 or email for further assistance.

Shiffman Medical Library Staff

Website for New Medical Students

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

 Welcome New Medical Students

The Shiffman Medical Library Years One & Two Timesaver website is designed for medical students to identify and access academic resources and library information quickly. An extensive collection of electronic textbooks, mobile apps, and health resources such as Case Files and Self-Assessment material in AccessMedicine, Anatomy-TV, and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) are available at the following URL:, visit and bookmark the website now to learn more about:

Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University
Mazurek Medical Education Commons
320 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
1-313- 577-1088

Find, read and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad with the BrowZine app

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine works by uniting articles from the Wayne State-owned databases into complete journals, then arranging them by subject on a newsstand. The result is a revolutionary new way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals and articles.

Learn about BrowZine by first watching this video:

What is BrowZine?

BrowZine is a content delivery app designed to bring journal articles to your tablet. Currently it is available for iPad (downloadable through the App store) Google Nexus, Kindle Fire HD and Samsung Galaxy devices running OS 4.0+. BrowZine can be downloaded for those devices from Google Play and Amazon. The app is simple to use and brings back the browsability of a journal, which differs greatly from the experience of accessing electronic content from multiple database interfaces.

How do I access journals?

After downloading the app, users have instant access to a free, no-login required open access library. Complete journals and back issues in a variety of disciplines are available. However, since Wayne State subscribes to BrowZine, you can also access all of the Wayne State Libraries’ paid journal subscriptions. Journals can be placed onto a personalized bookshelf for easy access and, in the near future, notification of new available articles.

Can I browse the available journals?

Yes! Faculty members who enjoyed flipping through paper journals can now digitally recreate that experience by quickly scanning issues via a digital table of contents. Frequently read journals can be placed onto a user’s BrowZine bookshelf, where alerts will tell the user when new content has been added. Users can also save articles to a separate BrowZine shelf for offline reading.

Is it easy to read on a tablet?

BrowZine’s high quality PDFs only take moments to load and users can use the familiar pinch to zoom gesture in order to read or examine the paper closely. BrowZine also allows users to send articles to other apps and social media accounts, includings annotation apps like GoodReader, DropBox for cloud storage and citation trackers like Zotero.

How do I get started?

Download the BrowZine app and log in using your access ID and password. From there, start browsing!

Anatomy TV Available

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

ANATOMY.TV is a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. Intuitive controls allow you to zoom, rotate and peel away layers to educate and communicate easily. A wealth of supporting media, MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included to supplement‘s high resolution, computer-generated models.

Key Features:

  • STAT!Ref is the only healthcare database that can cross-search from Primal Pictures
  • 3D modeling of all structures
  • Ability to rotate the model 360 degrees and add or remove layers of anatomy
  • Link to relevant text, dissections, clinical slides, diagrams, video clips & MRI Scans
  • Quiz and MCQs
  • Patient information for the practicing clinician

View  What Is Anatomy TV via YouTube or read an overview on Anatomy.TV


Shiffman Medical Library Staff










Saving You Time So You Can Save Lives

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

October is National Medical Librarian Month.  The 2013 theme is “Saving You Time So You Can Save Lives”.  Medical librarians’ knowledge of resources, search skills and response time ensures that medical professionals receive the highest quality of health information available.  To celebrate this event, please stop by the Shiffman Walk-In Information Clinic on Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 11-1:00 pm.  Librarians will be available to answer your questions on EndNote, PubMed, Scopus, Mobile Resources and more.  Also, pick up a special treat while you are there!

Shiffman Medical Library


Need research help but you aren’t in the library? No problem! Ask a Librarian!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Need help with research? Have a reference question? Just need some assistance from a
librarian? Go to

Introducing WSU ResearchConnect. . . the latest in research collaboration and networking tools.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

When research opportunities arise, researchers need an efficient way to identify the right collaborators. But personal connections can sometimes be too narrow, word of mouth too slow and collecting and maintaining a centralized system too expensive and time consuming.

The WSU Division of Research in collaboration with the University Library System now makes available a new tool that offers up a quick solution, WSU ResearchConnect . Through visualization of relevant concepts, ResearchConnect makes available a searchable database of the distinctive expertise of hundreds of researchers across the university.


  • Delivers a searchable database of research profiles from across most WSU disciplines making it easier to find experts and enable collaboration.
  • Explores profiles developed and pre-populated with publication histories from the Scopus® database that can be integrated with additional content such as grants, patents, book s, and creative works reflecting the expertise of WSU faculty.
  • Makes researcher’s output and expertise more discoverable within the institution , throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and nationally to the DIRECT2experts and VIVO networks
  • Provides answers to questions like
    • What new publications have been produced at WSU and by whom?
    • Who is working together?
    • With which internal and external organizations are we collaborating?

For more information about WSU Research Connect contact:

Sarah James at Sandra Martin at

New UpToDate Subscription Brings Changes for WSU Users

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


Effective immediately, WSU UpToDate users must register and create a personal username and password to access UpToDate. There is no cost to register. Your new personal registration provides:

  • A free UpToDate Mobile App for up to two mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows phone and tablet.
  • Continued fast easy access to UpToDate from any computer that you’ve come to expect at home, the office, or wherever you are.


Complete the one-time registration by launching UpToDate from the Shiffman Library webpage to take advantage of all of the benefits this new subscription has to offer.
For more information or if you have questions contact Shiffman Library / 313-577-1094.

See instruction on how to register an UptoDate account